Originally Posted by D4thincarnation
Only a stepping stone if they would have beat him.
Nacho? Marquez? whoever in the Marquez camp didn't fancy Juan's chances.
At that point, at that age, after going up in weight, could you blame them?
Khan was not guaranteed victory, and the reason they didn't take the bout at that point was not because Khan was guaranteed victory. He didn't carry the weight well at 147lbs, he had not fought at 140lbs, which was why he moved down to 135lbs again.
Khan's camp saw an opportunity to use him as a stepping stone. Young, faster, taller, longer against a lightweight who was slow, lethargic and looked old at Welterweight.